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Best things to do in Melbourne

The sights of Melbourne may not be as famous as rival Sydney's, but the charm of the world's "most livable city" nevertheless draws tourists from far and wide. Melburnians know how to have a good time, and so will you if you know what to see and do!

Photo: Sascha Wenninger @Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Melbourne Cricket Ground

As the birthplace of Test Cricket and the "spiritual home of Australian Rules Football," it's worth catching a game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground just for the atmosphere, even if you don't know what's going on!

Queen Victoria Market

The Queen Victoria Market is the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere and has been the heart and soul of Melbourne life since 1878. Treat yourself to one of its famous hot doughnuts if nothing else!

Eureka Tower

Named after the Eureka Rebellion that ushered in Australian democracy, the Eureka Tower is the city's tallest building. It offers spectacular views from its Skydeck.

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Melbourne Aquarium

Located on the north bank of the Yarra River, the Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium is one of the city's top attractions. Discover over 2,000 different creatures across 12 habitat zones!

Photo: Chris Phutully @Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Melbourne Zoo

If you don't have time to venture out into Australia's expansive outback, have no fear! You can visit many of the country's endemic species at its largest zoo.

Melbourne City Centre

Tour Melbourne City Centre with sightseeing opportunities that include the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens and Hoddle Grid's historic lanes and arcades.

Photo: Francisco Anzola @Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Melbourne Museum

Visit Melbourne Museum to learn more about the city and its... well, everything really! From dinosaurs to early computers, don't expect to cover it all in an afternoon!

Planning your Melbourne visit

When to go?

The best time to visit Melbourne is during fall (March to May). Not only is the weather at its most tolerable, but the changing colors of the city's foliage lend an air of charm to its Victorian-era buildings. If you can, try to catch the annual Food and Wine Festival during the first half of March!

How many days?

If the purpose of your visit is simply to see Melbourne's sights then you will need at least 2 or 3 days. That said, Melbourne has a multitude of festivals happening year round so consider staying for a bit longer if any of them take your fancy!

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    The Australian fall, from March to May, is especially pleasant!

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What people are saying about Melbourne

Well worth seeing these sites!!! Our day was perfect! Thanks

The whole trip was organized and smooth. Our guide Leo was excellent!!! We recommend this day tour to all those who plan to visit Melbourne.
Great Ocean Road Day Tour from Melbourne Reviewed by Juan Benjamin, 12/25/2015

A dream trip with a fantastic tour guide!

This trip was a trip of a lifetime to see the set and a character of my families favourite to show. Our tour guide Kyle was fantastic and made the trip even better! My father who is in a wheelchair but can walk short distances was looked after by Kyle, although the bus that is used does not cater well for the disabled. Kyle was fantastic and made the 30 minute journey to the set a pleasure. We were able to view Grease Monkeys and Kyle's Yard. We then met Ben Nicholas who played Stingray, a past character who is now directing a few episodes. He was fantastic too, he answered questions, signed cards and took photos. He even took time to have a chat, even had a bit of banter with our tour guide Kyle. The exciting part was the actual Ramsey Street where they were filming a scene on the street with Brennan and Paige! It was funny as the actor who played Brennan had no clue what to do and Paige was in a tutu and a blonde wig. Overall this trip was amazing and I highly recommend it to anyone!
Official Neighbours Tour A - Half Day Reviewed by Rebecca, 11/11/2015

Guide was fabulous and the day was wonderful despite the rain.

The guide was well informed and easy to listen to. The music was a great touch and helped to MAKE the tour. Timing was well executed considering the distance travelled. Would not want to cut anything. We will definitely be returning ourselves of take advantage of other tours on future trips to Melbourne.
Great Ocean Road Day Tour from Melbourne Reviewed by Glenn, 05/17/2015

Excellent time, fantastic places and guide

Had an awesome time, great wines and extras. Helped to have a entertaining host who blended the group.
Yarra Valley: Full-Day Gourmet Tour Reviewed by Debbie, 05/06/2015

Peter, our tour guide was very informative.

Our tour guide 'Peter' was very knowledgable and accommodating. The tour bus seats made it a bit difficult to get a good view. Thanks Peter for a great tour.
Discover the Sights of Melbourne: Half-Day Guided Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 04/16/2015

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